Gold trailer

Posted in the ugly on February 5, 2018 by Satyam

thanks to Jay..

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Salim’s thoughts on Padmaavat

Posted in the good on February 4, 2018 by Satyam


Bhansali’s Padmavati was rechristened Padmaavat by India’s nonsensical censor board, but this film should really have been named Allaudin. Just as Madhuri Dixit’s third-wheel courtesan Chandramukhi effortlessly stole the show in Bhansali’s Devdas, similarly here Deepika’s titular character (and indeed every other character) is entirely overshadowed by Ranveer’s captivating portrayal of Allaudin Khilji. As part of the early promotion, a wonderful still was released of Ranveer’s character looking into a mirror; that intriguing still made me want to watch the film (and perhaps a more interesting film would have been one that focussed solely upon and thus explored in more depth, the mind and character of Allaudin Khilji).
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Padmaavat (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on February 2, 2018 by Satyam

last week’s thread

Secret Superstar in China

Posted in the bad on January 30, 2018 by Satyam

previous discussion here

The Sports Thread!

Posted in Refugee on January 30, 2018 by Satyam

Padmaavat, Secret Superstar in China (ongoing) – 2

Posted in the bad on January 29, 2018 by Satyam

last week’s thread

Padma Vibushan for Ilaiyaraaja

Posted in the ugly on January 25, 2018 by Satyam